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2016 UNITY Midyear Conference

Online Registration and Room Reservations

The 2016 UNITY Midyear Conference will take place February 12-15, 2016 at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa in Mesa, Arizona. Early-bird registration is now $175 through December 1. To register now, CLICK HERE.

UNITY's Midyear Conference host hotel, Phoenix Marriott Mesa, is now taking reservations at a special rate of $159. To reserve a room, CLICK HERE. The special room rates are available for a limited time, attendees are encouraged to reserve early.

Online Registration for the 2016 Midyear Conference Is Now Available

Midyear ConferenceThe 2016 UNITY Midyear Conference will take place February 12-15, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona.

The event promotes a program focused on youth leadership development, training for youth leader advisors, networking, and cultural exchange. Additionally, participating youth will discuss content and help plan the 40th Anniversary National UNITY Conference.

To REGISTER TODAY, please click here!

A Report: Learning to Lead

Learning to LeadThe Learning to Lead: The Impact of Youth Organizing on the Educational and Civic Trajectories of Low-Income Youth report examines the ways that participation in youth organizing groups while in high school impacts the educational and civic trajectories of young adults. The study, conducted by UCLA Professor John Rogers and USC Professor Veronica Terriquez, compares the experiences of former members of youth organizing groups to those of a randomly selected sample of young adults who never participated in youth organizing while in high school. Rogers and Terriquez find that youth organizing alumni are far more likely than comparable peers across California to enroll in four-year colleges and universities and engage in various civic activities in early adulthood. These findings provide further evidence for the value of youth organizing: In addition to building power and garnering significant policy “wins,” youth organizing groups are powerful agents for youth development.

You may read/download the complete report HERE.

Happening this week! Register today!

Webinar: How to Become an Effective Leader

TNL LogoOn September 24, 2015, from 6 to 7 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host “Learning to Lead,” a Webinar presented by UNITY: Today's Native Leaders.  Young people who participate in youth leadership and youth development activities tend to do better in school, are more active in their communities, and have an easier time moving onto adulthood. This webinar will explore how to assess your leadership skills and learn how to become an effective leader.

The training will be led by Chance Rush of Cloudboy Consulting and UNITY youth leader Hamilton Seymour. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and learn more about this free Webinar.

2016 UNITY Midyear Conference Announced

Midyear Conference

UNITY has announced the dates and location for its 2016 UNITY Midyear Conference. The event, which gathers more than 300 Native youth and advisors from across the country, will take place February 12 -15, 2016 at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa in Mesa, Arizona. The event promotes a program focused on youth leadership development, training for youth leader advisors, networking, and cultural exchange.

Read more: 2016 UNITY Midyear Conference Announced